PT Junior Library Assistant - Piscataway Public Library

Under general direction of Supervising Library Assistant and Head of the User Services Department, performs routine circulation functions and provides excellent customer service.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Charging/renewing/discharging materials in an automated system Entering and updating library cards in an automated system Handling issues with overdues and other account information Handling money through accepting fines and fees Handling incoming reserves and pulling expired holds Answering the phone and responding to directional questions Understanding and following established library policy and procedures


Typically 8-15 hours per week, including two evenings and weekend hours.

The position has a set weekday schedule (evenings 5:00-9:00pm, Saturdays 10:00-5:00, Sundays 1:00-5:00), but ability to be flexible as needed is a plus.


High School Diploma or possession of an approved High School Equivalency Certificate

Some knowledge of clerical methods and practices, and the use of office equipment

Ability to understand, remember, and carry out oral and written directions

Ability to communicate courteously and clearly with customers and staff

Ability to learn routine operations of computer equipment

Knowledge of Windows environment, basic typing and mouse operation, use of email and standard office computer programs



The ability to stand, sit, walk, and stoop in provision of library service

The ability to handle, reach for and carry materials up to 20 lbs.

Dexterity to operate keyboards and other office equipment

Visual acuity to read print and computer screens

Vocal ability to communicate clearly and courteously with customers, co-workers and groups outside the library                 

The ability to write clearly and effectively

Hearing to perceive information at normal spoken word levels

The ability to travel between libraries

Job Application Deadline: 
Saturday, January 19, 2019
All Piscataway Township employees over 18 are subject to the successful completion of a 3-month performance evaluation period. Offers of employment will be conditional pending the completion of a criminal background check and drug screening as part of our pre-employment procedures.
MLS or Library School Required: 
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Job Focus: 
$18.28 per hour
How To Apply:: 

To Apply: Email a letter of application and resume to Kate Jaggers, Associate Director and Head of User Services, at